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Greenville R-II Elementary teacher retires after 44 years

By Clay Steward

The month of May is the ending of a school year for many schools.  For the Greenville School District, it’s losing one of their longtime elementary teachers. 

Sue Pollard is retiring after working 44 years in the Greenville School District.  She worked 25 years as a teacher’s aide and 19 years as a teacher. 

She is originally from Williamsville and her hometown school is Greenville. She attended K-8th grade at Williamsville School.  From a young age she knew she wanted to be a teacher.  She graduated from Greenville High School in 1974. 

After graduating high school, she attended college.   In 1977, at the age of 21 she was hired  as a teacher’s aide.  While working as a teacher’s aide, she went back to college for teaching. 

Then in 2002, at the age of 46, she became an elementary school teacher after completing her college education.  She has taught Kindergarten,1st and 6th grade.

Sue has many things that she loves about teaching. However, one of her favorite things about teaching is seeing her students grow throughout the years.  One of her least favorite things about teaching is lunchroom duty. 

Sue Pollard has influenced and been a great inspiration to all students within the district.  She will be greatly missed by students, staff and the community.

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